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Important Announcement


We are regret to announce to our regular supporters of SOS Sunshine Paws Sanctuary that the dogs have been taken by another rescuer and this will allow Fata to concentrate on her health issues.  The dogs are safe and are being cared for.  

We are all obviously very sad and upset by this news, but we regret that we have no further information at the moment.

We still hope to run auctions and other fundraising events for animal welfare causes, and we will also use the page for courtesy posts, such as the ones for the Nowzad Shelter in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

No more donations will be collected for SOS Sunshine Paws Sanctuary, with immediate effect.  We hope, however, that you will continue to support us in our future endeavours for the promotion of animal welfare, during which for the Admin Team, is a very stressful and devastating time.

Thank you for all the help and support you have given to the dogs in the past.

SOS Sunshine Paws Sanctuary

SOS Sunshine Paws Sanctuary is situated in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a private shelter for dogs saved from the streets, from the dog catchers, from death and from the Praca public shelter.  In SOS Sunshine Paws Sanctuary there are dogs that were once left to die, maltreated by uncaring owners or people on the streets.  Here dogs are cared about, and they are given a chance to recover and have veterinary treatment.  The aim is to find permanent homes for them through responsible adoption in the UK and other Western European countries and even the USA.

SOS Sunshine Paws Sanctuary is run by rescuer Fata.  It relies solely on the sponsorship of individual dogs and donations from kind supporters.  

Our supporters are incredibly important to us.  Without your help, we simply wouldn’t be able to help the dogs who need us, or carry on providing the care that so many dogs in Bosnia depend on.

The fundraising team is here to raise money to fund the work of the shelter, but we can’t do it without you.

Our supporters help the shelter in many valuable ways – whether it is the giving of your time to organise on-line events, donating money, goods or services, sponsoring, fostering or adopting,   campaigning or spreading the word about what we do.  However you decide to help, we are very thankful and grateful for your support, generosity, compassion and kindness.

SOS Sunshine Paws Sanctuary is a private shelter, rather than a pension, as all the dogs were rescued by us;  people do not pay to keep their dogs there.  This is why your donation is so important, as donations from kind and generous supporters are the only source of income.